as the "author" of the plugin I was just now pointed to this thread ! It would be easier is users contacted us directly through our proposed channels (forum, direct e-mail etc).
Having said that, Kudos to Sidney & Thank you for the wonderful support you gave.
Why would a plugin author write using short tags? I could see doing it if you were writing stuff that was always in your control
This "plugin" was never meant to be a plugin to begin with and was initially indeed written for our own use hence the short tags. After many requests we decided to share and harden the script for public use. Short PHP tags are a remnant of that process. And as it affects only few people with particular server(settings) the issue apparently persisted for a while.
Again thanks and we'll post an update with long PHP tags shortly !
p.s. since we do not monitor the entire internet for support questions, the proper channel for lane66 or feed-monster help is at: http://portaljumper.com/discuss